Romanian People's Republic
Republica Populară Romînă
Puppet state of the Soviet Union
Flag Coat of arms
Communist Romania at the height of Soviet control, spring 1941.
Capital Bucharest
Languages Romanian
Government Marxist-Leninist single-party socialist state
General Secretary
 •  1940–1941 Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej
Prime Minister
 •  1940–1941 Petru Groza
Legislature Parliament
 •  Upper house Senate
 •  Lower house Chamber of Deputies
 •  Soviet occupation 12 September 1940
 •  Republic proclaimed 30 December 1940
 •  Coup d'état of 1941 23 May 1941
Currency Leu
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Kingdom of Romania
Kingdom of Romania
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